Sonos5winds

SONOS(In order from Left to right: Andrea Di Maggio, Trey Farrell, Steve Gross, Andy Radford, Joanne Kim)

Contact Info

Phone: (805) 565-6040
E-mail: sonos5winds@gmail.com

Upcoming Events

- January 21, 2017 WindFest - Westmont College
- February 10, 2017, 7 p.m. Faculty recital - Deane Chapel, Westmont College
- February 25, 2017, 6:30 p.m. Sonos5winds recital - Deane Chapel, Westmont College
- June 4, 2017, 3:30 p.m. Sonos5winds recital, Trinity Episcopal Church, 1500 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

WindFest 2017

A day of performance and study at the Westmont Music Department with the Sonos5winds, and special gust artist, Sheridon Stokes, Flute faculty, UCLA. The day will include music, masterclasses, performances, and workshops for woodwind and horn musicians grade 7 and above and will take place on Saturday, January 21st 2017. Check in at 9:45 a.m. in Deane Chapel followed by workshops from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with a lunch break at 12:30pm. The concert will be held in Deane Chapel at 4:00 p.m. There is a $25 application fee. Early registration deadline is December 23rd, 2016. Late application fees are $35. Scholarships are available.

WindFest Application Form

WindFest Poster

WindFest Info Card

Member Bios

Di MaggioAndrea Di Maggio, (Photo Credit: Elizabeth Mae Smith) Flutist, has been praised for her “stellar playing and social grace” by the Santa Barbara Independent and is in demand as both teacher and performer. Andrea graduated from San Jose State University, summa cum laude, with a Bachelor of Music degree where she studied with Isabelle Chapuis. While attending Arizona State University,Andrea held a teaching position and worked with the undergraduate flute majors and music education students, and performed in faculty recitals. Studying with Jill Felber at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Andrea graduated with honors with a Masters Degree in Flute Performance. As flute instructor at Westmont College, she is a founding member of the woodwind quintet Sonos5winds and a faculty member at the Westmont Academy of Young Artists. Andrea also maintains a small and competitive private flute studio, with students winning awards from the Santa Barbara Music Club, The Music Teachers Association of California, and the National Flute Association. Andrea performs on a Miyazawa flute.

FarrellTrey Farrell (Photo Credit: Brad Elliott), Oboist, received his BA Degree from Pennsylvania State University and his MM Degree from the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California. Currently Adjunct Instructor of Oboe at Westmont College, he is an active freelance musician performing throughout Southern California. In addition, Trey teaches instrumental music at Roosevelt Elementary School and maintains a private oboe studio in Santa Barbara. Trey performs with the San Luis Obispo Symphony and Opera Orchestra and regularly performs at celebrity weddings.

 

 

 

 

KimJoanne Kim, Clarinetist, has concertized as solo performer and chamber and orchestral musician in many parts of North America. Concerts have led her to renowned venues including Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Massey Hall, Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto Centre for the Arts, and Roy Thompson Hall. Ms. Kim has earned her Bachelor of Music at Mannes College, and Master of Music degree with merit scholarship in Clarinet Performance and the prestigious Orchestral Performance Program at Manhattan School of Music, and is a candidate of Doctor of Musical Arts at Manhattan School of Music with a fellowship under the tutelage of Professor Mark Nuccio. Ms. Kim performs with her husband, Han Soo Kim, a violinist, and will be recording under Promessa Records. Ms. Kim is on the faculty at Westmont College, Westmont Academy for Young Artists, and InterHarmony International Music Festival.

Radford

Andy Radford, (Photo Credit: Dave Bazemore) is the Principal Bassoonist of the Santa Barbara Symphony and the California Philharmonic. Active in the recording industry, Radford has played in over 300 soundtracks including the films; Jurassic World, Inside Out, Up!, Star Trek, The Incredibles, Ratatouille, and Forrest Gump. He will be heard in the upcoming Disney film, Zootopia. He has performed and recorded with artists such as; Neil Diamond, The Three Tenors, Dixie Chicks, Joshua Redmond, Pat Benatar, The Who, The Modern Jazz Quartet, Josh Groban, and Michael Crawford.A free-lancer for many years in the Los Angeles area, Andy now lives in Santa Barbara and splits his working hours between bassoon performance and music education. Radford is the Intern Coordinator for the Ojai Music Festival and produces the Festival's education events. Along with his wife, violinist Amy Hagen, Radford co-founded the Ojai Youth Symphony in 2001. Andy became Music Director of the Santa Barbara Youth Symphony in 2004 and serves on the faculty of UCSB and Westmont Colleges.

GrossDr. Steven Gross (Photo Credit: Eric Isaacs), is an Instructor of Horn at Westmont College, and faculty at UCSB.  He is also a former member of the Atlanta Symphony, National Symphony, and for 24 years Principal Horn of the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra. His solo appearances include the Orchester der Stadt Vöcklabruck in Austria, Moscow Conservatory, L'Abri International Arts Festival, Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, Nairobi Symphony in Kenya, NTUA Wind Ensemble in Taiwan, and the Camerata Filarmonia Bohemia of Prague.  Dr. Gross has released four solo CDs with orchestra on the Summit label.  He was also awarded the Stich-Punto Commemorative Plaque from the Czech Horn Society for outstanding devotion to Czech horn music. Steven Gross has given numerous masterclasses, including those in Zurich, Basel, Lucerne, Moscow Conservatory, Royal Academy of Music in London, Indiana University, Eastman School, University of Michigan, and others.  He has been a featured artist at Hornclass and the Ameropa Chamber Music Festival in the Czech Republic. In South Africa, he was clinician at the Stellenbosch Conservatory and the University of Cape Town, and in China at the First International Music Festival at SIAS University, as well as guest Principal Horn with the Hunan Symphony.